Introduction

Does your phone run out of juice faster? Does your phone require you to charge it more often? Replacing the battery may solve these problems.

Image 1/1: Press the small suction cup on to the middle of the back panel.
  • Use the small suction cup to lift the back panel:

    • Press the small suction cup on to the middle of the back panel.

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Image 1/1: While continuing to pull the small suction cup upwards, insert the spudger in the small opening.
  • While holding the Sony Xperia Z ultra down with your left hand, slightly pull the small suction cup upwards to create a small opening between the back panel and the front panel.

  • While continuing to pull the small suction cup upwards, insert the spudger in the small opening.

  • Pry the front panel downwards with the spudger while continuing to pull the small suction cup upwards.

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  • Remove the back panel by pulling the small suction cup upwards.

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Image 1/1: five silver 2.1 mm screws
  • Remove the following six screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver:

    • five silver 2.1 mm screws

    • one gold 3.1 mm screw

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  • Pry the plastic motherboard shield open by placing the spudger under the shield and running it along the edges.

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Image 1/1: Remove the motherboard shield by lifting the lower end upwards first.
  • Use care to remove the motherboard shield, as it may break. The motherboard shield is made of a very thin plastic.

  • Remove the motherboard shield by lifting the lower end upwards first.

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  • Detach the battery connection cable by prying it upward with the spudger.

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  • Pry the upper end of the antenna upwards with the spudger.

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  • Detach the antenna by pulling the upper end upwards and outwards.

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  • Insert the spudger underneath the battery and run it back and forth to remove any adhesive.

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  • Remove the battery from the phone.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Does this fix change the waterproof efficiency?

atilasilva - Reply

Hello atilasilva,

I guess so. Since you have to either replace the complete back cover or at least the glue line around the back cover I think the phone will not be completely waterproof again. It still may be solid splash proof.

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Battery available for $14.99 on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/112267192605

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